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[Qemu-commits] [COMMIT a6af8e5] add host_device format description to qe

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: [Qemu-commits] [COMMIT a6af8e5] add host_device format description to qemu-imgmanpage
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:05:26 -0000

From: Adrian Bridgett <address@hidden>

Converting files using "qemu-img convert" onto logical volumes (or any
block device) you need to use the currently undocumented "host_device"
format.  This patch adds the required documentation to the manpage.

Reported-by: Adrian Bridgett <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bridgett <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>

diff --git a/qemu-img.texi b/qemu-img.texi
index 69e24b5..ae8ca92 100644
--- a/qemu-img.texi
+++ b/qemu-img.texi
@@ -37,6 +37,12 @@ Linux or NTFS on Windows), then only the written sectors 
will reserve
 space. Use @code{qemu-img info} to know the real size used by the
 image or @code{ls -ls} on Unix/Linux.
address@hidden host_device
+Host device format. This format should be used instead of raw when
+converting to block devices or other devices where "holes" are not
 @item qcow2
 QEMU image format, the most versatile format. Use it to have smaller
 images (useful if your filesystem does not supports holes, for example

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